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    Two police officers from Linden, New Jersey were shot during a confrontation with the New York area bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, New York police commissioner James O'Neill stated in a press conference on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Monday, two Linden, New Jersey police officers confronted and shot Rahami outside a bar. One officer was struck in an exchange of gunfire and a second was injured by glass, but neither is in critical condition, Park explained.

    "We had two police officers that were injured out in Linden, New Jersey," O'Neill stated.

    Rahami is a suspect in three separate weekend incidents in the New York metropolitan area.

    On Saturday night, an explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood injured 29 people. A second device was discovered on nearby 23rd Street.

    Earlier in the day, a bomb exploded near a US Marine Corps charity race in the city of Seaside Park, New Jersey, about 80 miles south of New York. No one was hurt in the New Jersey incident. On Monday morning, a third bomb exploded near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey as police were trying to disarm the device.

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